As of 2014, you can sign in to your Windows Live Hotmail account by using a computer and browser to access any Microsoft email domain. In 2013, Microsoft consolidated its email services under the Outlook brand, so all of the company's email domains redirect to one hub.Continue Reading
Use an Internet-connected computer or other device and a browser, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox, and navigate to live.com. Alternatively, go to hotmail.com. As of 2014, all Microsoft email domain names automatically redirect to the live.com webmail portal.
Enter your Windows Live Hotmail email address and password into the form fields. Check the Keep Me Signed In box if you are on a private device and want to stay logged into your account.
If you can't remember your password, click on the Can't Access Your Account link to retrieve it. Otherwise, click the Sign In button to go to your Windows Live Hotmail inbox. If you haven't accessed your account since Microsoft consolidated its services under the Outlook brand, you may be prompted to verify your account. Microsoft sends a single-use code to the alternate email listed on your profile. Once you receive it, click the Sign In With a Single-use Code link to regain access to your account.
Hotmail debuted on July 4th, 1996 (Independence Day) as an email client and was subsequently picked up by Microsoft a year later in 1997. Microsoft aimed to make Hotmail comparable to and competitive with AOL and other popular email clients.Full Answer >
A user may have trouble signing into a Hotmail account because of an incorrect password, a problem on Microsoft's end or a hacked account. It is important to note that Hotmail accounts have now been replaced by Microsoft Live accounts. Also, Microsoft passwords are case sensitive, and the caps lock button being pressed may cause an incorrect password notification.Full Answer >
To set up an email on a mobile phone, an existing email account is required before accessing the email option in the applications settings and entering the domain information. Most servers are automatically located by the smartphone and require no technical information to be entered to begin using the Email.Full Answer >